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Tips for getting help during economic hard times

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 18:37:18-04

WISCONSIN — Getting through these tough economic times can be quite challenging for many of us.

Though many are hoping that unemployment and stimulus checks will arrive soon, this may not completely solve some financial issues. If you are struggling, here are a few things that you can do to help you through these tough times:

If paying rent or your mortgage creates a hardship, contact your landlord or mortgage company to make arrangements. Recent government emergency orders may provide protection from eviction or foreclosure for at least 60 days.

If you are struggling to pay credit card, medical or loan payments, reach out to these companies as well. Many businesses will work with you to offer extra time or other payment arrangements.

If you need help with food, utility bills, or other needs, call 211. This is a great resource for connecting you with food pantries, energy assistance, and other programs that can help you to get through these difficult times. Our Call 4 Action office is also available to assist with referrals, education, and mediation.

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